The Harpenden Society exists for everyone who appreciates the richness of life in Harpenden and wants to ensure that the town remains a green and pleasant place in which to live, work or visit.
The Society was founded in 1930, is a registered Charity (278154), and currently has over 1,000 members, and a very active executive committee and a number of subcommittees or task groups to deal with particular activities or campaigns.
The Society has nine task groups, each led by a convener on the committee who is supported by a network of Society members with interest and expertise in the respective issues. These are:
Community Safety: e.g. police matters, neighbourhood watch, fire service
Environmental Issues: e.g. aircraft noise, pollution issues, recycling, refuse collection, etc.
Arts, Leisure & Entertainment
Transport: e.g. trains, buses, taxis, traffic control, parking
Health and Social Welfare: e.g. general practices, hospitals, public health matters, day and residential care, etc.
Education: e.g. schools, leisure and sports facilities, access to footpaths and countryside, civic halls, entertainment & arts
Built Environment: e.g. planning, housing, design and layout of buildings, street furniture, civic gardens, road maintenance, etc.
Economic Activity: e.g. shopping and commercial services, state of the High Street, companies located in Harpenden, business and work opportunities.